The Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado Springs has been closed since 2017, but it’s finally reopened. The railway underwent a three-year renovation and once again brings visitors to the top of Pikes Peak, where “America the Beautiful” was famously written. The railway was initially built in 1891 and is the highest railroad in the country.
Guests start and end their journey at the new Manitou Depot, which features a big new platform, viewing deck, and retail stores with snacks and drinks. At the top, there is a new environmentally sustainable visitor center and an elevated pathway and overlook.